Tumbling is an acrobatic discipline, which originates as a part of gymnastics. In gymnastics, it involves performing a sequence of consecutive flips down a 25 metre long plyo track. Only hands and feet are allowed to come into contact with the surface, so moves such as back handsprings and whipped backflips are commonly used as linking moves to set up for larger moves like double backflips.
The elements of tumbling are commonly seen in gymnastics floor routines, free running, street stunts and sometimes tricking, where participants may perform a combination of moves from tumbling (known as a tumbling pass).
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